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Northshore Magazine

Northshore Magazine

June/July 2021
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For 20 years, Northshore magazine’s experienced editors, creatives, writers, and photographers have captured the region with its award-winning prose and design. The magazine offers sophisticated service journalism coupled with stunning photography. We report on desirable towns and neighborhoods, places to hike and bike along the coast, which doctors are first-rate, and which restaurants, shops, spas, salons, and services are the Best of the North Shore.

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2 min.
the summer we’ve been waiting for

Who else is ready for summer? I know I am. With pandemic restrictions lifting and vaccinations available to all, it’s time to embrace the season with family and friends. This issue celebrates the best of the traditional North Shore summer—complete with beach outings, classic clambakes, boating excursions, and evenings spent under the stars. We explore Salisbury and Plum Island and get an insider’s perspective on where to go and what to see while visiting these two beach havens. Congratulations to recent graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Haley Nickola, who won a design contest for the story’s opening illustration. She captured creative director Ryan Jolley’s vision beautifully. We also highlight Reading native and filmmaker Robert Apse and his documentary The Last Lightkeepers, an intriguing look into the life of New England’s lighthouse…

1 min.
contributors

HALEY NICKOLA / PAGE 28 / Haley Nickola is a Peabody–based artist and a recent graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. With a bachelor’s degree in illustration, she specializes in various types of art mediums such as colored pencils, watercolor, and digital illustration. haleynickolaillustration.com BRIAN DEMELLO / PAGE 18 / A native New Englander and former championship athlete, Brian DeMello discovered his love for photography during his competitive days of track and field. Now a photographer, Brian’s specialty is food and product advertising. His work can be found at briandemello.com. LAURA NERO / PAGE 92 / Laura Nero is a freelance stylist with Boston-based Anchor Artists. She specializes in prop and wardrobe stying for commercial, catalogs, and e-commerce. She also creates fashion and home editorials for magazines such as Northshore, Boston Home magazine,…

4 min.
persian party

Seeking a next-level bar snack? How about a mash up of shawarma (the classic Middle Eastern street food) and French fries? Think thin strips of tender, long-marinated rib-eye steak, dotted with shavings of parmesan cheese and drizzled with a tzatziki-style sauce, rich with cucumber, citrus, and yogurt—all on top of a pile of crispy fries. Called “Street Fries” at Bar 25, which opened in May in Newburyport, the dish is a playful mix of American and Middle Eastern flavors, reflective of the menu overall. The concept is close to the heart of owner Reza Rahmani, who immigrated from Iran as a child. He draws upon his family’s recipes as a jumping off point for the menu, rooted in Persian food combined with a vision of contemporary shared plates, cocktail culture, and…

4 min.
cocktails with a view

After more than a year away from cocktail culture, people are craving a well-crafted drink made by an expert bartender who thinks carefully about flavors and ingredients to produce a summery sipper. One signifier of a thoughtful cocktail list: local spirits. “Restaurant-goers expect an interesting and varied beer and wine menu, so using the same five big spirit brands from 20 years ago doesn’t make a lot of sense,” says Dave Gallagher. He’s sales manager for Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers, which makes a wide range of craft spirits, so might be a tad biased, but we’d agree nonetheless. “Customers like seeing local spirits on menus, because there’s a good chance that if a restaurant is using local, high-quality ingredients in their cocktails, their kitchen is probably doing the same thing.” Indeed, Abbigail…

1 min.
drinks to go

BOOZY POPSICLES Fabrizia Spirits, the leading limoncello producer in the United States, recently introduced freezer-ready packages of its ready-to-drink canned cocktails. Like ice pops for grown-ups, the spirits come in 100-ml. tubes, using the same recipes as the popular canned flavors: Italian Lemonade (fresh-squeezed lemonade and vodka), Italian Margarita (fresh-squeezed lemonade and tequila), and Italian Breeze, made with Fabrizia Limoncello, freshly squeezed Sicilian lemons, premium vodka, and cranberry and raspberry juices. CANNED SPRITZ Bully Boy has introduced two canned cocktails—Grapefruit Spritz and Italian Iced Tea, both made with Bully Boy Amaro, which has bright citrusy notes that fit well with boating and beaching. LOCAL HARD SELTZER Great Marsh Brewing has put its scientific approach to German beer to work on hard seltzer with Spass Craft Hard Seltzers. Made with water that mimics that found in…

4 min.
sea and sand

Two communities flank the spot where the Merrimack River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. To the north is Salisbury, a nostalgic, family-friendly beach town. To the south sits Plum Island, a breathtaking barrier beach that embodies the natural beauty of the North Shore. Together, they create a prime spot for summer visitors who want an accessible day trip or weekend destination, but have no interest in joining the crowds thronging to Cape Cod. “The natural beauty of the area is something people appreciate, and there’s plenty to do,” says Katy O’Connor Ives, president of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. “In this concentrated area, you’ve got all that.” Salisbury first gained prominence as a beach resort town in the 1860s. The waterfront stretch boasted carousels and roller coasters, cottages and hotels, and concert…